Hahn 2014 SLH Pinot Noir
Santa Lucia Highlands
Monterey County, California
Some of the world’s best Pinot Noir grows in the Santa Lucia Highlands of Monterey County. The windswept mountains near the cool Pacific Ocean experience a long growing season for wines with depth and complexity. All fruit for this wine is grown at the Hahn family estate in SLH, where fine wines have been crafted since 1980. The grapes for this wine are carefully harvested, gently pressed, and aged entirely in French oak barrels.
“You are greeted by deep aromas of dark cherry and strawberry that give way to subtle notes of cedar spice, mocha, and leather. Rich and lush red fruit flavors coat the palate, accentuating the medium body and tannins. The texture is plush, with lots of complex flavors, ranging from plum to anise to dusty, cedary oak. Satisfying from start to finish, ending with dusty, nutmeg-scented tannins. Concentrated, yet balanced, this wine leaves you with a satisfying, lengthy finish. Drink now.”
#67 Top 100 of 2016